The owner of this van originally brought this vehicle in to make it road-worthy.  He purchased it from a fisherman he most likely used this van for function rather than fashion.  We cleaned the van out, re-chromed the bumpers, installed new side mirrors, red-line tires, and got her road-worthy. The original brake system was rebuilt and the engine serviced and tuned initially. All fluid systems were serviced and all of the bulbs were replaced. The paint was color matched and touched up here and here.  The roof, the area most weathered, was resprayed completely.  After a summer of driving it and realizing how much he truly enjoyed his "Mystery Machine"  the owner brought it back to receive a few more finishing touches.  This time we installed a rebuilt short block engine but before setting it down on the new motor mounts, we custom painted it with HOK gold paint and added Lime Gold metal flake. The surrounding dog house was repainted and received new insulation. The transmission was rebuilt. A new water pump, Edelbrock 1403 carburetor, Offenhauser intake manifold, new header set, new vacuum advance electronic distributor with high performance advance curve, new distributor cap, and rotor installed.  Plus, a new wiring harness, electronic control unit and new ballast resister.  The headers were modified slightly and powder coated white by our friends at Embee Performance. The interior was pulled out and we removed the old paint from the floor board. The floors were then sprayed with a urethane bed liner for which we matched with the exterior color of the vehicle, not only for fashion but to serve as insulation, sound dampening and a durable floor base that can withstand California beach sand.  The upholstery was also restored: seats were reupholstered, and the glove box and sun visors were repaired.  Please check back soon on our blog page for a feature article about this Dodge A100 Van and its adventures on the road!